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China launches sixth Gaofen satellite

June 2nd, 2018 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 2D; Payload: Gaofen-6, Luojia-1; Date: 2 June 2018, 0413 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. Gaofen-6 will be mainly used in agricultural resources research and disaster monitoring, state media said. A scientific experiment satellite named Luojia-1 was sent into space at the same time.

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NASA selects mission to study solar wind boundary of outer solar system

June 2nd, 2018 by

NASA has selected a science mission planned for launch in 2024 that will sample, analyse, and map particles streaming to Earth from the edges of interstellar space.

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NASA CubeSats steer toward Mars

June 2nd, 2018 by

Over the past week, two CubeSats called MarCO-A and MarCO-B have been firing their propulsion systems to guide themselves toward Mars. This process, called a trajectory correction manoeuvre, allows a spacecraft to refine its path to Mars following launch. Both CubeSats successfully completed this maneuver; NASA’s InSight spacecraft completed the same process on 22 May.

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